Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

Anyone can become a Junior Ranger if they are ready to learn about Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and have fun! As a Junior Ranger, your responsibility is to enjoy and protect all the national park sites you visit.

The Junior Ranger booklet is available at the fort, Pearson Air Museum, and the Visitor Center. It's free for kids and kids-at-heart of all ages. Once you complete your booklet, you'll be officially "sworn in" and receive their Junior Ranger badge!
Printable version below. It is best when printed on legal size (8.5" x 14") paper.


Become a Junior Ranger
at Pearson Air Museum

What can you see, hear, and feel at Pearson Air Museum? Use your senses to learn about the history of flight in Vancouver, Washington. Earn your Junior Ranger Badge by completing at least one activity in each category (see, hear, and feel) on the checklist. When you're done exploring, head to the museum lobby to tell a Park Ranger what you found.
Background is a color photo of a model airplane. In foreground, titles read "see" "hear" and "feel." Under each title is a checklist which details things for kids to observe at the museum.
Take this online checklist with you on your mobile device as you explore Pearson Air Museum!

NPS Photo.

Complete at least one item in each category.

See life-size and model aircraft from the early aviation era. See a scaled model of the massive Spruce Cut-Up Mill which occupied this land during World War I. See a life-size tent that Spruce Mill soldiers would have lived in.

Hear planes flying in and out of Pearson Field, the active municipal airfield just south of the museum. Hear the film in the Tex Rankin Theater. Hear birds zooming through the park, and consider how they inspired the first flights.

Feel the excitement and wonder of the world's first flights. Imagine the exhileration that early pilots would have felt as they experimented with flight.

Learn more about the National Park Service's Junior Ranger program here.

Last updated: August 30, 2023

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
Vancouver, WA 98661


360 816-6230

Contact Us